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Anomalous effects in simple metals.


Anomalous effects in simple metals.

Overhauser, Albert.



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Over the past seven decades, many monographs and textbooks have elaborated the anticipated electric, magnetic, optical, and thermal properties of a simple metal--one of the alkali metals that possesses free-electron-like conduction electrons, and so a spherical Fermi surface. Over the past four decades, experiments have consistently violated those expectations. Overhauser (physics, Purdue U., Indiana) documents the many phenomena that do not fit the theory, and compiles reports of research by him and and his collaborators that has led to a unified synthesis of alkali metal peculiarities. Among the reprinted reports are mechanisms of anti-ferromagnetism in dilute alloys, the theory of the residual resistivity anomaly in potassium, open-orbit effects in thermal magnetoresistance, and broken symmetry in simple metals. No index is provided.

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